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About our Graduate Programs



Dr. Kathleen Schiaffino, Department Chair
MA THESIS AND DISSERTATION INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES

Dissertation Manual (PDF)

MA Thesis Guidelines (PDF)

The Psychology Department offers the Ph.D. in three areas of specialization - clinical, applied developmental, and psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology. Each of the programs is registered with the State of New York along with a program of required and elective courses established in each area. The Clinical Program meets the state requirements for licensing. Students in the programs are expected to demonstrate substantial grounding in general psychology as well as in their specialization. The three programs are highly integrated, especially in the first year courses, and departmental faculty serve all three programs

For core course and credit requirements for all psychology graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree, visit the "Core Requirements - Department of Psychology" Web page maintained by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

The department admits only full-time students working toward a Ph.D. degree, with the M.A. degree awarded as the first step in doctoral training in the three areas of specialization: clinical, applied developmental, and psychometrics and quantitative psychology. The program of required and elective courses in each area meets requirements for depth and breadth established by the New York State Department of Education, as described in a supplementary brochure available by writing to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458.

Admission to all three programs is highly competitive, and the process is selective. Research experience is highly valued. The criteria for applicants to all programs is highly selective. In addition, the clinical program receives a very high number of applications. An undergraduate GPA of 3.5 (B+) or better is a usual expectation of the applicant, and the GRE's are usually in the upper percentiles. In addition to research experience, most successful candidates also can demonstrate some experience in the mental health/human services area(s), either on a paid or voluntary basis. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit results of the GRE general aptitude test. The advanced subject test is NOT required, but strongly recommended, particularly for students who do not have a BA in Psychology for the clinical and applied developmental programs. Resources American Psychological Association Association for Psychological Science Psychology Careers Society for Research in Child Development



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